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On the Feast of Saint Catherine

To the true servant of God every place is the right place and every time is the right time. – St. Catherine of Siena  

We Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation

Annunciation  by Marie Howe Even if I don’t see it again—nor ever feel it I know it is—and that if once it hailed me it ever does— And so it is myself I want to turn in that direction not as towards a place,… Continue Reading “We Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation”

Today Is the Feast of Our Dominican Brother, Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire for knowledge. – Saint Thomas Aquinas

Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales

If at prayer we do nothing but drive away temptations and distractions, our prayer is well made. -St. Francis de Sales, Conformity to the Will of God

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out. But when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. – Elizabeth Kubler Ross

And What Is a Friend?

A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the… Continue Reading “And What Is a Friend?”

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

This is very special feast for Dominicans (laity, sisters, nuns, and friars) all over the world. There is a story (which although is probably not factual, must be true, as all wonderful stories are) that Mary gave the rosary to Dominic and asked him… Continue Reading “Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary”

The Swan

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. The Swan Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air – An armful of white blossoms, A perfect… Continue Reading “The Swan”

Late Ripeness

Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is by Czeslaw Milosz. Late Ripeness Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year, I felt a door opening in me and I entered the clarity of early morning. One after another my former… Continue Reading “Late Ripeness”

Our Lady of Lourdes

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, so today I include both a photo from the Basilica at Lourdes, France, and a lovely stanza from the poem, “Our Lady of Lourdes”, by Francesca Brennan. Beneath small Lourdes gray-blue sky Cool February’s airs… Continue Reading “Our Lady of Lourdes”